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Faculty of the Department

Faculty

Sean Kelly
Chair
Sean Kelly Office Hours:

Research Interests: 20th century French and German philosophy, Philosophy of mind, Philosophy of cognitive science, Philosophy of perception, Imagination and memory, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of literature
Selim Berker
Selim Berker Office Hours:

Research Interests: Ethics, Epistemology
Matthew Boyle
Matt Boyle Office Hours:

Research Interests: Philosophy of mind, Kant, German idealism
Cheryl Chen
Cheryl Chen Office Hours:

Research Interests: Philosophy of mind, Epistemology
Warren Goldfarb
Head Tutor
Warren Goldfarb Office Hours:

Research Interests: Mathematical logic, History of analytic philosophy (particularly Frege, Russell, Carnap, Quine, and Wittgenstein [early and late]), Interrelationships of logic and philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophical logic
Güven Güzeldere
Güven Güzeldere Office Hours:

Research Interests: Philosophy of mind, Functional neuroimaging of change detection, Unconscious processing, Pain processing, Consciousness and qualia, Deception in animals, Artificial intelligence models
Edward J. Hall
Ned Hall
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Office Hours:

Research Interests: Metaphysics, Philosophy of science
Rusty Jones
Rusty Jones Office Hours:

Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy
Frances Kamm
Frances Kamm Office Hours: On leave 2013-2014

Research Interests: Normative ethics, Bioethics, Practical ethics
Peter Koellner
Peter Koellner
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Office Hours:

Research Interests: Mathematical logic, Set theory, Philosophy of mathematics, Philosophy of physics, Early analytic philosophy, Philosophy of logic and language
Christine Korsgaard
Christine Korsgaard Office Hours:

Research Interests: Moral philosophy and its history, Practical reason, The nature of agency, Personal identity, and Human/animal relations
Douglas Lavin
Doug Lavin Office Hours:

Research Interests: Ethics, Philosophy of action, History of ethics, Philosophy of law
Jeffrey McDonough
Jeff McDonough Office Hours:

Research Interests: Early modern philosophy, Philosophy of science, Medieval philosophy, Contemporary metaphysics and epistemology
Richard Moran
Richard Moran Office Hours:

Research Interests: Philosophy of mind, Moral psychology, The nature of testimony, Aesthetics, Philosophy of literature, later Wittgenstein
Bernhard Nickel
Director of Graduate Admissions
Bernhard Nickel Office Hours:

Research Interests: Philosophy of language, Philosophy of science, Philosophy of mind.
Mark Richard
Director of Graduate Studies
Mark Richard Office Hours:

Research Interests: Philosophy of language, Philosophical logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology
Thomas M. Scanlon, Jr.
T.M. Scanlon

Office Hours:

Research Interests: Moral philosophy, Political philosophy

Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen Office Hours: Tuesday 10 AM-11 AM by appointment only in Littauer Center 205; Wednesday 11 AM-12 PM walk-ins (no appointment necessary) in Emerson 214.  

Research Interests: Economics, Political philosophy
Tommie Shelby
Tommie Shelby Office Hours: On leave 2013-2014

Research Interests: African American philosophy, Philosophical perspectives on race and racism, Social and political philosophy, Marxist social theory
Susanna Siegel
Placement Officer
Susanna Siegel Office Hours:

Research Interests: Philosophy of mind, Philosophy of language, Epistemology
Alison Simmons
MBB Adviser
Alison Simmons Office Hours:

Research Interests: Early modern philosophy, Natural philosophy, Theories of mind, Medieval philosophy, Philosophy of mind, Philosophy of psychology
W. Hugh Woodin
Hugh Woodin Office Hours:

Research Interests: Philosophy of Mathematics, Set Theory, and Axioms of Strong Infinity
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Visiting Faculty 2013-2014

 
   
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Affiliated Faculty

Gennaro Chierchia
Gennaro Chierchia Department of Linguistics
Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen Department of Government
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Other Harvard Faculty Offering Instruction in the Department

Richard Fallon
Richard Fallon Harvard Law School
Eric Nelson
Eric Nelson Department of Government
Parimal G. Patil
Parimal Patil Department of South Asian Studies/Committee on the Study of Religion
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College Fellows & Postdoctoral Researchers

Farid Masrour
Farid Masrour Mind/Brain/Behavior (MBB) Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology and neuroscience, epistemology, and history of philosophy.
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Emeriti/ae

Stanley Cavell
Stanley Cavell Research Interests: Intersection of Analytical tradition with: the Continental tradition; American philosophy; the arts; and Psychoanalysis
Charles Parsons
Charles Parsons Research Interests: Mathematical logic, Philosophy of mathematics, Philosophy of logic and language, Kant, Historical figures in the foundations of mathematics
Hilary Putnam
Hilary Putnam Research Interests: Philosophy of mathematics, Philosophy of natural science, Philosophy of language, Philosophy of mind
Israel Scheffler
Israel Scheffler Research Interests: Philosophical interpretation of language, symbolism, science and education
Gisela Striker
Gisela Striker Research Interests: Ancient philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophy (especially epistemology and ethics), Aristotelian logic
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